The Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards is holding a career conference for high school students in the Mid-Atlantic area who are interested in a career in Natural Resources. The conference is a weeklong summer program held July 21 – 27, 2013 in Garrett County, Maryland.
The Natural Resources Careers Camp is a co-educational program designed to acquaint Maryland high school students with careers in Forestry and Natural Resource management. Students learn about careers through hands-on activities and first-hand contact with professionals from a variety of careers.
Students work in small groups of 6 or 8 with a group leader. Natural Resource professionals, such as wildlife biologists, park managers, arborists, foresters and water resources biologists serve as guest instructors throughout the week. The program culminates with the groups writing a management plan on a small tract of forest they have been working in during the week.
College Night is also part of the program. Representatives from Allegany College of Maryland, the University of Maryland, Frostburg University, Garrett College, Virginia Tech and West Virginia University talk about their programs. Professors and department heads bring information and material to share with students who are eager to talk to the different schools.